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. >>> this morning, the bankrupt city of detroit is a step closer to gnaw mayor. but new york city's mayor michael bloomberg says detroit's financial disaster should serve as a warning to all u.s. cities. >> the reality is we may be a long ways from detroit, but only a short ways from relapsing into decline if we allow health care and pension benefits to crowd out the investments that new york city -- makes new york city a place where people want to live, work, study, and visit. >> in detroit, wayne county sheriff polian and ceo mike dugan emerged as the top vote getters in yesterday's mayoral showdown. that means detroit where 82% of the population is now black would elect its first white mayor in four decades and they scare off in november for a job that doesn't have any significant power since a state emergency manager controls the purse strings there. let's bring in thomas sugrew who is a detroit native and author of "the origins of urban crisis race and inequality in post war detroit." >> good morning. >> detroit did crushed by skyrocketing pension and health benefits and why mayor bloomering
frustration begins. michigan democratic congressman garry peters returned home to his district of detroit, a city dealing with bankruptcy, crumbling infrastructure and an unclear future. not exactly a formula for rest and relaxation. i'm delighted to say the good congressman has joined us now. good afternoon, sir. >> good to be with you. >> you lev washington and returned to detroit where there's a highly contested mayoral contest going on. how are things in detroit right now and what next for that great city? >> i'm glad you say great city because it really is a great city. we certainly have some challenges now, and the one story people are talking about is the bankruptcy, but i think it's very important for folks to know there are a lot of stories about detroit and the greater detroit region. we have an incredible talent in this city, hard-working people, entrepreneurs and if you just think of the intellectual talent in this area, we have more engineers per capita than any other region of the country. we have folks who are creating new jobs here. we've got a downtown that's bounding bac
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'd work in her home cap -- continued work in her hometown of detroit. >> i feel so sorry for people not living in detroit. detroit gives a sense of civilization in a way you do not get in a city like new york. obvious what was does not work. striving forways giant, and this is how giants fall. to have youhonored on this program. i am glad you are here. >> i am glad to be here. >> let me ask you what it is about detroit that makes you hopeful. aboute you so optimistic detroit's future? was a picture of the packard motor company. it is now 38 years
these rumors on the street. >>steve: and repeating them on that detroit radio station. bill o'reilly booked her last night. it was fiery. watch. >> chicago police, as you well know, are not gunning down black children. you know that; right? >> well, certainly they are not, bill. but based upon the history of african-americans in this country and based upon the fact that 70% of the murders in chicago are unsolved, 70% are unsolved, people are wondering what the heck is going on. certainly monique davis, who is a good friend to the police, who supports the police, i believe they're our first responder and i respect that, but i have the right as a legislator to repeat what my community says to me. >> not if it's irresponsible you don't. i hear a lot of *eurp -- irresponsible stuff. >> i don't think it is irresponsible. >> for chicago police to be accused of gunning down children? you don't think it'sish responsible. >> i don't think they said that. i said there was some suspicion -- >> that's irresponsible without any evidence. >>steve: we all hear crazy stuff. when you're in a position of power a
. at&t mobile share for business. ♪ >> neil: detroit goes bust. michigan lawmakers needing to find ways to rev up cash. are unions pushing for a detroit bailout about to get their way? stewart, you argue that at least weapon it comes to pensioners they need help. >> absolutely. the city of detroit and the state of michigan made a commitment to workers years and years ago, that they would get a pension. many times they negotiated for higher pensions and less wages. and firefighters police officers need pensions like the rest of us do. the average negligence detroit -- average pension in detroit is $19,000. hardly lavish. the pensions and i would argue we have to save detroit. >> neil: a lot of cities in line. i'm not blaming unions. a lot of inept imaginer -- managers that let his happened but unfunded high schools that can't -- unopportunitied liabilities. you have a host of other u.s. cities in arrears, a number of states on the brink. where do you draw the line? >> the problem in detroit is similar to other stays and that's a conscious effort to deindustrialize america. these are prim
that is detroit with fox kppv. and tea are it go to wounded reg mint.orgthe>> new information on the death of let are the at this time this is 16 years after the they was on killed a perness>> the rains came in and they rained hard and the storm was slow moving and wuchled a lot of rain in a sort of canned'd period. canned pagscoming up with the theory of relativity, the next... not so much. when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals: help the gulf recover and learn from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, whe experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been stronger. the last thing i want is to feel like someone is giving me a sales pitch, especially when it comes to my investments. you want a broker you can trust. a lot of guys at the other firms seemed more focused
. >> other playoff baseball the tampa bay rays lost to the angels. oakland beat detroit. braves won again and the pirates lost to the brewers. >> come on pirates. >> went 3 for 4, two rbis in my softball game. >> you laid down a couple doubles? >> i hit a couple, no one. >> did they bring out the respirator? >>> let's go to the u.s. open. 296th ranked victoria duval stunned samantha stoeser. it is her first win against a top 20 opponent. her family comes from haiti. her father was actually buried in the rubble in the earthquake three years ago and had to be dug out of the rubble. >> that's an incredible story. >>> more drama from the new york jets camp. the team signed former green bay packers quarterback. he was released after losing out to vince young in green bay for the number two spot. harrell expected to report with the team today. another quarterback joins on the jets roster. rex says he may not make anyone a starter until opening day, day of the game. bring in more quarterbacks. >>> still ahead on "morning joe" governor rick snyder joins us ahead of tomorrow's special show in detr
, a bipartisan group of senators spoke in opposition to the measure. >> a once great city, detroit, lies in ruins. 50,000-barrel dogs from the city , abandoned houses ledger the landscape. it is a bleak and for large future that awaits detroit. creditors clamor for nearly $20 billion in debt. city employees wonder if there will be paid. there is not enough money to even replace the street lights and the trick. god forbid a major fire break out. at some level i think the president does care about detroit, but today all i can see is the billions of dollars, the billions of american tax dollars that he chooses to send overseas i see that shiny new technology, america's best going to harm people who are indifferent to us and at worst take us. the president sends billions of dollars to egypt in the form of advanced fighter planes and tanks. meanwhile, detroit's crumbles. chicago is a war zone. more people die in chicago this year than in afghanistan. if the president insists on building a $34 million board in afghanistan, hillary clinton insists on spending $80 million on a consulate in afghanistan th
exactly that. bill: will detroit now have the biggest yard sale we've seen in american history? why bankrupt detroit is now assessing its own art treasures to raise money. what in the world will come next? >> nothing's being proposed for sale and nothing is being sold. we need to know how much it is work. >> selling the dia would be like detroit announcing it is giving up. so then the little tiny chipmunks go all the way up... ♪ [ female announcer ] when your swapportunity comes, take it. ♪ what? what? what? [ female announcer ] yoplait. it is so good. bill: flights will resume later today after east africa's largest airport was engulfed in flames. the fire tearing through the arrival section in nairobi, kenya. all flights had to be rereported. took firefighters four hours to put the fire out t was 15 years ago today the embassies in nairobi and tanzania were bombed. investigators say there was no signs after terror attack at the airport in nairobi today. 25 minutes after the hour. heather: a daredevil pulls off an amazing stunt in the skies over illinois. take a look. this is h
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in detroit. let's bring in now, former governor of pennsylvania, and nbc news political analyst, ed rendell, also editor in chief of "parade" magazine maggie murphy. the latest issue of "parade" is a labor day report on putting america back to work. let's jump right into it now. manufacturing is returning, about five, six, seven years ago, you start ed realizing tha the cost of producing products in china were going up, the labor prices were going up with fuel costs up, shipping costs a lot more, companies in america started reorganizing. yesterday an extraordinary story about the uaw and ford joining arms, locking arms, 20,000 new jobs coming to detroit right away. i mean, things are really turning around. and you look forward over the next decade, it speeds up. we've got an energy boom coming. the likes of which we haven't seen in 100 years. it's going to get much cheaper to make products in america. >> it's going to get cheaper and the other thing along with companies and sort of the economics that it's good to grow some stuff here, consumers now connect by u.s. products, u.s. jobs. down
had the responsibility of trying to raise two young sons on her own, and in a city of detroit, inner city boston, and then back to detroit, after she got her footing. and that was very difficult. she only had a third agreed education. she worked very hard as a domestic. leaving at 5:00 in the morning north getting home until after midnight, going from job to job to job. she just had a disdain for welfare. and the sense that she was very observant and she noticed that no one she ever saw go on it came up a of it, and she just didn't like the idea of being dependent her whole life. so she figured she would work as long and as hard as she needed to, and that somehow god would take care of her. and i was an awful student, and -- but i just loved the whole concept of medicine. anytime there was story on television or the radio about medicine, i was right there. i just loved hearing about the story. interestingly enough, a lot of the big medical breakthroughs when i was a little kid seemed to be coming out of johns hopkins so i internalized one day i wanted to work at johns hopkins. but i
. chemical war is a terrible thing, but we have detroit bankrupt, we have illegal aliens, we have so many things in this country that he to be taking care of her it would don't seem to have the time to take care of it hurt i say we should deal with the issues in this place and then we go out and help others. that is all i have got to say. here's what a couple of senators had to say. now is the time for decisive action. the u.s. must rally our friends and actions to take limited to return actions and serious. using standoff weapons without boots on the ground and at minimal risk to our men and women in uniform, we can sit if you can lead assad's airpower and listed missile capabilities and help establish safe areas on the ground. john mccain, lindsey graham, both republicans and united states senate. we have a democrat on the line now. surely from ermine ham alabama -- surely from birmingham alabama. uest: >> brought: assad has not anybody over your to kill us, but our american congress is killing and our american government is killing people right here in the united states. let's fix home
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: detroit, once a shining example of america's industrial might, now is full of abandoned and run-down derelict buildings. coming up details on a new multimillion-dollar effort to fight the blight in the motor city. >>> plus a new report says the economy might be taking a toll on teens. analysts are raising the possibility of a lost generation? we'll tell you why. when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals: help the gulf recover and learn from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, whe experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been stronger. jon: well right now in detroit a call for all hands on deck. city leaders asking residents to help save that bankrupt city and part of that means going street by street, building by dilapidated building, tearing the
could go bankrupt just like detroit unless steps are taken to get the costs of pensions and health care under control. live in fox central, this is chilling. tell us more, david lee. >> consider this, alisyn. detroit is the largest city in the u.s. to declare bankruptcy in the red more than $18 billion. other even larger cities could be next. in a little more than three months, new yorkers will elect a new mayor. in a recent warning from mayor michael bloomberg to his successor is now reverberating around the city. >> avoiding the hard choices is how detroit went bankrupt. >> reporter: bloomberg says health and pension costs for city work that's right contributed to detroit's financial ruin threaten economic stability. most new york city employees and retirees pay nothing for $6.3 billion in health insurance. workers also pay little for tensi pensions that have taxpayers on the hook for $8 billion this year. >> new york city has right now 10,000 police officers retired who are under 40 and collecting pensions and they will technically collect those pensions for the rest of their lives.
by the military? we have more on this developing story. >>> also, is new york city on the brink of a detroit-style bankruptcy? new york city has been on the brink in the past. the warning from the mayor mike bloomberg that just came down. a question that's surfacing today, is this real? is this really where new york city is today, or is this somehow just a scare tactic from the mayor? we're live with that story next. ♪ ♪ we've been bringing people together. today, we'd like people to come together on something that concerns all of us. obesity. and as the nation's leading beverage company, we can play an important role. that includes continually providing more options. giving people easy ways to help make informed choices. and offering portion controlled versions of our most popular drinks. it also means working with our industry to voluntarily change what's offered in schools. but beating obesity will take continued action by all of us, based on one simple common sense fact... all calories count. and if you eat and drink more calories than you burn off, you'll gain weight. that goes for
had the responsibility of trying to raise two younger sons on her own, in this city of detroit, later inner-city boston and back to detroit after she got her footing and that was very difficult. she only had a third grade education. she worked very hard at cleaning people's houses, leaning at 5:00 in the morning, usually not getting back before midnight going from job to job job. for some reason she had the same for welfare in the sense that she was very observant and noticed that no one she ever saw go on it came off of it and she didn't like the idea of being dependent her whole life so she figured she would work as long and as hard as she needed to and somehow god would take care of her. i was an awful students, but i loved the concept of medicine. any time there was a story on television or radio about medicine i loved hearing about the story. interestingly enough the big medical breakthroughs seemed to come out of johns hopkins. i even internalized as a little kid the one day i wanted to work at johns hopkins. i told my mother wanted to be a doctor. gee think i could be a doctor?
to blow up an airliner go approximating into detroit a few years back. this use of cargo planes to try to move moneyicians into the united states. i think aqap is seen as being of the various al qaeda offshoots particularly good at certain types of moneyicians or bomb making which could be deployed, you know, in europe or the united states that i think made people in the intelligence community particularly nervous with all this chatter. there is one bomb maker a saudi which works with aqap, there were some reports he had been killed in some of the drone strikes in yemen. i don't think people are totally sure. but the expertise he developed i think is believed to have lived on within this one al qaeda affiliate. and that's part of the threat that has made people really nervous. >> rose: what was his name, al cece was the last name, correct. >> so peter what you can tell us about aqap? >> well, you know the blom maker we're describing, he is 0 for 4 with the number of serious plots. he tried to kill the saudi minister of inter who is responsible for counterterrorism, tried to blow up a n
blew up an airliner over detroit in 2009. where they directed terror attacks before being killed two years ago in a u.s. drone strike. >> given the source and the time frame where this attack or these attacks may be taking place, that's why the government takes this action. >> britain and germany are closing their embassies in yemen. this comes as interpol asks countries to track down terrorism suspect who is escaped over the past month in prison breaks in the middle east. at this point in time, it is not clear whether there is a connection between all of the alerts. president obama continues to get updated regularly. lester? >> kristen welker at the white house. we are joined by counter terrorism analyst michael lighter and richard angle on the ground in egypt. i will begin with you. we are led to believe al qaeda has been severely weakened. what's happening on the arabian peninsula. >> it is true that al questioned is severely weakened in pakistan and afghanistan, but we have seen a rise in their affiliate in yemen. they worked quite hard and made gains against that affiliate, but
presidents. i'll tell you about one man whose not turned his back on detroit and still sees opportunity where others see a dying city. i'm ali velshi and this is "real money."
of change, revving in detroit and super sized shark attack. gentleman rina lewis, let's talk about the job jobs. break them down. >> sluggish at best. 162,000 jobs added. the expectation was 185,000. even whispers of 200,000. so way off. to put it in perspective, at this rate it will take seven more years to make up for the jobs lost in what is now deemed as the great recession. and it gets worse. because even though unemployment is down slightly, it's a bit misleading because participation is down. you've got to remember, every day 10,000 baby boomers retire. what is replacing those jobs, two-thirds of the jobs are part-time largely in the retail sector, which is notorious for low wages. >> a lot of mill lessen kwrals are living at home with their parents. >> a lot of people in the industry are saying selection. these days you can't have a few models you have to have lots of models. there seems to be something about a truck, to borrow a line from a country song. g.m., 16%. ford, 11%. these are sales to consumers, not fleet sales or commercial sales where the margins are lower. >> that is
the website. senate has only one t. it has since been fixed. >>> detroit could soon have company in bankruptcy court and if other municipalities or states wind up there, it could become the cause of a common affliction. chief national correspondent jim angle tonight on the unfunded pension peril. >> reporter: many state and city workers around the country are worried what happened in detroit may happen to them. abru bankrupt city that starts cut pension benefits. >> there's a tendency to overpromise, underfund them, and when a problem comes up, the actuary says put in so much, they're very ready to just defer that cost onto the next generation. >> reporter: some pensions have been improving, but a study found eight states have less than 60% of funds. illinois the worst at 45%. $138 billion short. >> every year lost is a much bigger challenge as one rolls forward. so they have to make either significant tax changes or they need to make significant benefit changes. >> reporter: politicians have nothing but unpopular choices, cut benefits, raise taxes, cut other programs to get the money. in chic
been fixed. >>> detroit could soon have company in bankruptcy court and if other municipalities or states wind up there, it could become the cause of a common affliction. chief national correspondent jim angle tonight on the unfunded pension peril. >> reporter: many state and city workers around the country are worried what happened in detroit may happen to them. abru bankrupt city that starts cut pension benefits. >> there's a tendency to overpromise, underfu them, and when a problem comes up, the actuary says put in so much, they're very ready to just defer that cost onto the next generation. >> reporter: some pensions have been improving, but a study found eight states have less than 60% of funds. illinois the worst at 45%. $138 billion short. >> every year lost is a much bigger challenge as one rolls ey have to make either significant tax changes or they need to make significant benefit changes. >> reporter: politicians have nothing but unpopular choices, cut benefits, raise taxes, cut other programs to get the money. in chicago, that dilemma falls to democratic operative ma
're going to see that -- >> in detroit. >> stop it. >> women. it's just going to be horrible. >> all right. >> how can you make cars when you're doing that? it's now -- it's now an industrial problem, willie. >> all morning -- >> why do you think the japanese are beating us? >> miley cyrus. >> miley cyrus. >> we're actually going to take an in-depth look at the causes of the financial crisis that gripped the city and the innovators who were working to dig it out. coming up today on "morning joe" -- >> and twerking. >> stop it. >> chris mathews will be joining us along with the "washington post" david ignatius, financial times gilleyen tett and dr. nancy schneiderman. up next the top stories in the politico playbook. bill karins with a check on the forecast. >> good morning. as far as the rim fire went in california yesterday, firefighters got a little bit of control. not a lot. we went from 7% containment to 20%. it's still threatening the drinking supply, the reservoir that supplies 80% of the water to san francisco. worried about the ashes contaminating the water as the fire continues to
for detroit. 20 10 air cargo threat as well as other plots that were effectively mitigated. some more international in scope and origin like the christmas they plot was involved a nigerian citizen who purchased his ticket in ghama,. flew from legos to amsterdam and attended to ignite a bomb en route to america. that attempted attack, we learned that relevant information possessed by u.s. customs and border protection needed to be available overseas at the last point of departure for the united states. we fixed that. we learned that our adversaries were moving to nonmetallic devices. we adapted our screening technology and tactics to counter that. learned that a single vulnerability in any part of the aviation system can make everyone connected to it vulnerable. since we don't control security at foreign airports, we have to work even more closely with international partners to raise the overall security of the system. we did that. shortly after the christmas day plot, i launched a worldwide initiative to make these needed changes in close collaboration with our strongest allies. i am
to the end of july, the bankruptcy of june choi it -- the bankruptcy of detroit. there was an interesting confusion ourng media assistance. we have not seen that. detroit has faded away from the conversation in washington. have you been working on that with the ministration? do you think something is forthcoming? what would that -- what is key here, what would that systems entail? the fed can lead to detroit? more infrastructure grants go to the city. try to be as specific as possible as what the federal solution would be. >> we do not have time to wade through all that be specific. 30 seconds or less. let me talk about bankruptcy in able get to as much of your question as we can. there are two instances over the last couple of months where there has been abuse of the bankruptcy laws. take the one dealing with people and minerals. peabody coal has been in the industry for 100 years. they became a staple. alone back inand 1970. what do they do? arch get all of the legacy costs from a all those hundred years. the create this coal company called patriot. they put all most all of the legacy c
the challenges in front of detroit. >> yes, that was really good. that was really good. >> very nice work. >>> speaking of the consumer, kelly evans talked about it on the i yesterday. >> morning, yeah. >> not your father's volatility is the joking reference here but, in fact, there's quite a bit of important things happening below the surface. gdp report which showed 2.5% growth, critical. what we need to see is that kind of performance repeated in the second half of the year to support interest rates at these levels. look at what's been happening with regard to where we've seen more of the action lately. not in the stock market so much, and we can see the narrow trading ranges we've been in. the vix hasn't gone anywhere. the story is about the volatility, guys, in the bond market. there's a term for this that the fed uses and has been focused on lately. it's called term premium. the fact that we've moved on the ten year. the key interest rate which determines everything from mortgages to speaking the cost of finance across the economy, the fact that that's gone from below 1.7% to almost
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coming into detroit as well as ink cartridges being filled with explosives and sent to america as well a year after that. a dangerous group. they were being used by al qaeda central now, apparently, to act out and to strike out and that's why the concerns were there, bill. bill: thank you, greg palkot, london there reporting. despite the latest terror threat the white house still contending that the core of al qaeda has been diminished, knocked out. ahead ambassador john bolton on that and what he thinks the terror network's resurgence and what it means for our national security. that is coming up with the ambassador. >> after four years of waiting the trial of the man charged in the 2009 fort hood massacre is about to begin. here is army psychiatrist, major nidal hasan as he looked that day when he admittedly killed 13 people and wounded dozens in an alleged shooting rampage. here is how he looks today as he prepares to represent himself and even cross-examine some of the wounded survivors. now we have casey stiegel there for us. he is live on the base at fort hood. he will join us in
of michigan and, of course, everybody's aware of the economic pain felt by the city of detroit, so finishing a swim there was also very symbolic. what we really wanted to show, number one, we're selling these bricks to help fund building projects, but there was also a message of hope we wanted to deliver, you know, that we don't have to sink with the weight of our burleds, you know? and if one man can pull a ton of bricks 22 miles, then what are we able to accomplish if we all pull together? i believe we will have the strength to pull ourselves out of this, and that was really the message that we delivered. jenna: it's such a powerful message, and it struck me as i was reading a little bit about you that most of the stories we do about detroit and about michigan are, as you mentioned, you know, they're negative because of what's going on right now with the economy. and you had an interesting interaction with a woman who traveled to see you at the end of this swim, jim. tell our viewers a little bit about that. >> this was the most special moment of the swim for me, you know? in addition to m
by the detroit lions including an interception of tom brady. two buccaneer players have contracted the penicillin resistant staph mrsa. they both discovered the problem in their toes. the bucs have taken steps to sanitize their practice facilities in the wake of these incidents. if not treated properly mrsa can be life-threatening. >>> as he waits for clearance from his head coach, robert griffin iii continues to find himself in the headlines. first it was the public comments disagreeing with the approach that shanahan is taking for rg 3 knee surgery, then it's his clothes. he was fined $10,000 for wearing this t-shirt monday night. on game day players have to wear only league-approved gear when they hit the field. they are sponsored by nike but rg3 is sponsored by adidas. >> can't do it. >>> mayor bob filner has officiallyexual stephanie staten for us in san diego. thank you. rebecca stevenson is next with the check of the forecast, and at the top of the hour it is "real money with ali velshi." ç] >> meteorologist: hi there, i'm meteorologist rebecca stevenson. how often do you here about a sev
. >>> in baseball detroit manager jim leyland said miguel cabrera suffered some lower body injury in the loss to the twins. no word if he'll play tonight as he chase as second straight triple crown. >>> and the best little league baseball team in the world. we'll have that and much more coming up in sports in 20 minutes. occupied-- >> al jazeera america. is did. >> this is the hundred page document we call obamacare. and my staff has read the entire thing. can congress say the same? >> "real money with ali velshi" tonight on al jazeera america. >> welcome back, this is a look at the top stories on al jazeera. recapping now the united nations security council is holding an emergency meeting sawing saying hundreds of people attacked the european union have expressed grave concern about the reports of the use of chemical weapons in syria. they will insure an investigation. >> a former egyptian president has anhosni mubarak will be reld from house arrest. the prosecutors say the constitution prevents them from appealing the ruling. we're learning new activities from the nsa. today we learned it t
. >> and if we shoot rockets in to syria to detroit chemical weapons do we risk any unforeseen consequences? >> yes. i think the military options here are very, very complexion. complex and i think it's fair that the obama administration is taking its time as you could tell bisect kerry's speech. so far he has condemned the chemical weapons attack, but there has been no outline of what the u.s. response is going to be. and i imagine pentagon balloon he is are very business right now thinking of all the possibility options. >> thank you so much. live from san francisco. emergency crews say they are slowly making progress in their battle against one of the largest wild fires to ever hit california. the rim fire now covers more than 250 square miles and it's located right on the edge of yosemite national park and that's just a mile way from the reservoir that actually supplies most of the drinking water for san francisco. press prograpresident obama proo deliver whatever resources need to recover from the fires. the pledge came in a phone call from governor jerry brown. >> reporter: firefighte
history moved deeper into the yosemite national park. >>> the city of detroit getting a makeover. the state plans to demolish nearly 4,000 abandoned homes to remove urban blight. >>> and health officials in texas working to contain a measles outbreak linked to a so-called mega church. i'm john siegenthaler. mer "america tonight" is next. >>> what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? >> they share it. >> social media isn't an afterthought. america. >> al-jazeera social america community online. >> this is your outlet for those conversations >> post, upload and interact. >> every night, share undiscovered stories. >> the stream, tomorrow night, [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. would probably be very good at that also. that is it for al-jazeera america. >>> and welcome b
. >>> listen to this one. detroit on the rebound question mark there? federal, state and local officials are kicking off a new campaign spending more than $50 million to tear down thousands of abandoned buildings in order to help revive some of the city's hardest hit areas. let's talk about this. garrett tenney is live for us in the motor city. the big question is, is this going to help? >> reporter: well, heather of the goal of this program is to stablize neighborhoods and redice foreclosures like taking homes like these and making them look like this. stay away and scrappers will be shot. signs like these are common site in neighborhoods all across the motor city where there are more than 78,000 abandoned homes. most of them fallout from the housing crisis. more than 30 of those homes are on robert couch's small street and have become magnets for squatters, scrappers and criminals. >> bring our neighborhood down, our community down. it ain't no community. we tried to do what we can as neighbors. neighbors can't do it all by their self. >> reporter: now help is on the way in the form of
is focusing on detroit. a city that is gone through incredible pain. and this is an opportunity for those of us who believe this is the greatest country in the world for people to have the opportunity to become all that they can be. we can go to detroit and it's a city where we which party has run that city for the past 50 years and we can propose different solutions, solutions . sed on our free enterprise strongly encouraging enterprise zones in detroit but we need ideas. anyone want to talk to us about detroit, that's where we think is one of the most important places to have an impact and to share in the cause that each of us believe. it's an honor to be with you all to share some words. i appreciate the opportunity. and god bless you. god bless america. thank you. >> thank you. now we will hear from mr. bob woodson sr., founder and president for the center of america.integrated >> good afternoon. the dr. king i remember was a man who was not content with reflecting the majority opinion or the consensus of the majority but he challenged it. we forget that the civil rights movement was
who came to detroit in 2009. this is more -- is more general. i think if anything's changed it's that in the aftermath of the attack on our facility in benghazi and the deaths there of four americans and the continuing ha la ba lu from congress about embassy safety, people just want to err on the side of taking extra precautions. they don't have the same kind of specificity here they've had in other threats. what they have is significant personalities being involved in the threat stream and i think that's why they take it seriously. >> we are living in a post-benghazi world and benghazi drives so much of this. >> exactly. so richard haas, talk a little bit about -- what's the president's for closing -- precedence for closing 22 embassies and this al qaeda resurgence. >> let me start with the latter. people are focusing on the u.s. reaction which i think is appropriate. the bigger story this is the new normal. this is now a middle east where you no longer have countries that are essentially controlled by their governments. it's been the case in pakistan for some time, which is w
's public comments. >> that's right. it's simplified by the vice president is detroit was alive and bin laden was dead. they went on to say it was on the heels. this seems to call it into questions. it's not just groups that hit us in benghazi that this administration hasn't really focused on but al qaeda was the one they were focused on. also the progressive line that all we have to do is pull out of iraq, dwachb stan, roll over, play nice doggy and these people won't be as violent against us isn't true. basically we've shifted from offense to defense and this is what happens. >> quickly, what's the significance for you that this includes afghanistan? >> i think it shows central asia continues to be a real hot spot and even though they want the afghan war to be over, we still have to have the ability to act in central asia as long as asia and militants are there. >> thank you so much for your insight. good luck with the book. >> thanks, shannon. >>> peace negotiations continue. hopes are high but the path will not be easy. the defense minister joining us live with his thoughts next. >>
/11 --had the underwear bomber the person flying to detroit that was going to blow up a plane christmas day -- the times square bomber, the two people in boston that just committed the on the marathon day and so forth. those people were communicating internationally, basically. they're all communicating either and thenya or pakistan underwear bomber was in yemen and communicating with other countries in the middle east and also to nigeria, for example. been takinga had all of this attention and paying attention to foreign communications and international communications and set of domestic communications, it might have discovered those. wheree a track record you're not able to discover those because you have too much electronic hay on the haystack and it is impossible to find the needle. that is what these hearings are good for. >> does the fbi, local police, do they have access to this information from the nsa as well? are they all sharing? the fbi is one of the principal recipients i think of a lot of this information. -- one of theg things i think should worry a lot of people is it is not
, and the underwear bomber in detroit, to place bombs on -- i forget if it was u.p.s. or fedex planes. we took out some of the senior leadership in pakistan and elsewhere. the obsession with drones, i find a little odd in the sense that the question is the war. al qaeda declared war on us in 1996. they vice president chan they haven't changed their mind. we're trying to defend ourselves and go after them. it's not just drones. we, of course, have done what we've done in afghanistan. i mean, would it be better if we were launching cruise missiles at us. they declared war against us, they are threatening us. yes, you know, violence begets violence. but when you have people out there specifically plotting to attack us, i don't think we can sit back and say, well, we don't want to risk making other people mad. al qaeda senior leadership and al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, you know, are actively plotting against us, we need to use the tools that are in our toolbox to disrupt those plots. >> congressman, any thoughts on how long the embassy closures will persist? >> you know, it's hard to say. depend
qaeda in yemen that has been able to reach out and touch. think of that detroit airliner bombing. >> that terror group has significant capabilities, expertise and resources. 19 of the almost two dozen american diplomatic posts throughout northern africa that were closed sunday will not open for the rest of the week, as we mentioned earlier and prompting officials that the obama administration said was on the run is running right towards us. the newest messages by senior al qaeda members show the urging of an attack may be complete. >> some individuals who are making plan such as we saw before 9/11, whether they are going to be suicide deaths that are used or whether they're planning on vehicle-borne cars, we don't know. >> counterterrorism officials were paying plenty of attention because of a rash of brazen prison breaks in three countries, freeing hundreds of extremists. july 26, nearly 1,200 inmates were set free in benghazi, libya. july 30th, pakistan, taliban gunmen freed 200 inmates. want it just recently we were told that al qaeda was all but left for dead? >> today al qae
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